Monthly Archives: May 2013

Northern Lapwing – St. Barthelemy, Quebec

This is the species I’ve tried to find all spring. There had been 3 in New Jersey in early 2013, one in Georgia and 2 on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts. Two of these locations were too far but I tried … Continue reading

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Swifts and Swallows

In the last year we’ve had a Cave Swallow and a Violet-green Swallow make an appearance in Ottawa. I wished I’d been able to photograph The Violet-green like some lucky locals. It’s the only swallow that I’ve never been able … Continue reading

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Eurasian Widgeon – Ottawa #235

This past week a Eurasian Widgeon appeared at the Moodie Ponds in Ottawa. I drove there the first day it was being seen and got a few lovely long range views through my spotting scope. Friday morning I went back … Continue reading

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Rondeau and Pelee, Warbler Migration – 2013

< I decided to move over to WordPress due to constant problems with Blog.com. Sorry for all the problems Last week I managed to get away for 2 days and blitz the Rondeau and Pelee area for migrating warblers.  I … Continue reading

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Gunnison, Colorado – Gunnison Sage-Grouse

I’ve been back for two weeks now and the chicken run is still in my mind.  The birds I saw and the birds I missed.  Three thousand miles, 5 states, 8 days, 3 lifers and the Waunita Lek for Gunnison’s Sage-Grouse. After all … Continue reading

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Milnesand, New Mexico – Lesser Prairie Chicken

The last stop on my trip was to Milnesand, NM.  This is the area where I hoped to first see and with luck photograph Lesser Prairie Chickens. According to the Nature Conservancy, the Lesser Prairie Chicken were once abundant in the high … Continue reading

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Garganey – Mirabel, Quebec

The other night Rick Poulin called to tell me that a ABA-Code 4 Garganey was being seen in Mirabel, Quebec and it had been there since April 27th.  I hoped it would stick around. I had to work my night … Continue reading

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